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Collection of Satisfied Quotes about being satisfied and about pleasing others. To be satisfied means to be happy with what you have, to be satisfied with what you can get or what you have received from others, in line with the proverb: “He who is satisfied enjoys “.

Does man’s true happiness lie in being satisfied? It probably lies in knowing how to be satisfied and not in being satisfied, which is different. Being satisfied a priori implies giving up (healthy) ambition, pursuing one’s dreams and getting involved. Being satisfied means not having to deal with the desire to live, with the arrogance of ambition and with what follows. It is probably easier to think that happiness does not depend on the ability to be satisfied, since being satisfied means satisfying oneself with less than what was required … underestimating oneself, resigning oneself in a certain sense to difficulties, giving up all those things that we believed were ideal for us. Happiness is the ability to value everything you have and do … you can settle for life every now and then, only as long as you don’t give up on the idea that we can be, do and have better.

Satisfied Quotes

1. “I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.” – Anne Frank

2. “No desire can generate its own satisfaction, no judgment can be judged true by itself, no reasoning can conclude by itself that it is founded.” – Charles Sanders Peirce

3. “Happiness is not a goal, it is the result of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

4. “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” – Francesco Bacon

5. “Every man is entitled to intense satisfactions like his pains.” – Black Wolfe

6. “What frightens me is that men are content with what is not life at all.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

7. “Those who are satisfied enjoy … so-so.” – Luciano Ligabue

8. “The full satisfaction of desire is to rediscover the true face of the other, especially in the man-woman relationship.” – Angelo Scola

9. “Too many satisfactions take away any desire.” – 

10. “Be content with plain rice, drink water, and use your elbow as a pillow; happiness is here too. Riches and honors gained without righteousness are like floating clouds to me.” – Confucius

11. “Never be satisfied: art is all here.” – Jules Renard

12. “Wise is the man who contents himself with the spectacle of the world.” – Fernando Pessoa

13. “Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?” – William Makepeace Thackeray

14. “There is only one remedy to feel good: you have to learn to be satisfied with what you have and not always expect what is missing at that moment.” – Theodor Fontane

15. “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most likely explanation is that we were created for another world.” – CS Lewis

16. “Compromise: The settlement of a conflict of interest that gives both contenders the satisfaction of thinking they have achieved something unexpected, and of losing only within the limits of what is due.” – Ambrose Bierce

17. “Wealth does not consist in having many goods, but in having few needs.” – Epictetus

18. “The problem is not materialism as such, but rather the implicit belief that full satisfaction can only come from sense gratification.” – Tenzin Gyatso

19. “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” – Henry Miller

20. “Much of what we do is ephemeral and is quickly forgotten, even by ourselves. Therefore it is gratifying to know that something you have done remains in people’s memory.” – John Williams

21. “The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.” – Sigmund Freud

22. “To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that creaseh his riches, creaseh his cares.” – Akhenaton

23. “It is better to be a discontented man than a satisfied pig, to be unhappy Socrates rather than a contented imbecile, and whether the imbecile and the pig are of the other opinion it is because they see only one side of the matter.” – John Stuart Mill

24. “Whoever is not in his coffin and the dark grave, let him know he has enough.” – Walt Whitman

25. “There are two ways to feel satisfied. One is to keep accumulating more and more. The other is to want less.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

26. “There is no greater fault than to indulge desires. There is no greater misfortune than not knowing how to be satisfied. There is no greater defect than the thirst for gain. Because whoever knows that enough is enough always has enough.” – Lao Tzu

27. “If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” – Charles Spurgeon

28. “This world does not have to like the most beautiful; the most beautiful of all is the one that gives you full satisfaction.” – Friedrich Schlegel

29. “As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.” – Oscar Wilde

30. “I could have satisfied myself but that’s how you become unhappy.” – Charles Bukowski

31. “My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.” – Winston Churchill

32. “It is not being satisfied, it is valuing what you have.”

33. “Being satisfied with little is difficult. To be satisfied with a lot, impossible.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

34. “Money cannot buy health, but I’d settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.” – Dorothy Parker

35. “Whoever knows how to be content is rich.” – Lao Tzu

36. “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back to life.” – English proverb

37. “We suffer a lot for the little we lack and we taste little of the much we have.” – William Shakespeare

38. “Show me a completely satisfied man: I will show you a failure.” – Thomas Alva Edison

39. “Can a man stand out of his history” – Pier Paolo Pasolini

40. “Often, in me, the satisfaction of a desire is opposed to interest. But I give it up, because it has suddenly become my ultimate goal!” – Georges Bataille

41. “The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” – Elbert Hubbard

42. “As long as I have a desire, I have a reason to live. Satisfaction is death.” – George Bernard Shaw

43. “Nature has created men in such a way that they desire everything and cannot achieve everything: so that the desire and the power to acquire are always greater, resulting in the unhappy contentment of what one possesses and little satisfaction.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

44. “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marco Tullio Cicero

45. “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” – Somerset Maugham

46. “Stop every now and then. Stop and get caught up in the feeling of wonder towards the world.” – Tiziano Terzani

47. “An old question: is the glass half full or half empty? Answer: Who cares? Does it really matter if the glass is half full or half empty? The question is whether or not it quenches your thirst.” – Larry Winget

48. “Satisfaction is that pleasant sensation aroused by contemplating the miseries of others.” – Ambrose Bierce

49. “The greatest temptation of humanity is to be satisfied with very little.” – Thomas Merton

50. “There are imperative needs that must be satisfied before anything else. When only after the satisfaction of basic needs man has time and energy left, civilization can develop and with it those aspirations that accompany the phenomena of abundance. Free (or spontaneous) actions are always phenomena of abundance.” – Erich Fromm

51. “Who is not satisfied with little, is not satisfied with anything.” – Epicurus

52. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

53. “In the name of God, stop a moment, stop working, look around you.” – Lev Tolstoy

54. “Whether you accept yourself or not, you are and remain you. Your refusal changes nothing. It makes you unhappy: that’s all … If you learn to accept yourself you can enjoy Life, otherwise you will become serious, tense and unhappy. The choice is yours.” – Osho

55. “One of the worst tragedies of humanity is to postpone the time to start living. We all dream of enchanted gardens beyond the horizon, instead of enjoying the view of the flower beds in bloom under our windows.” – 

56. “I find that there is a beautiful word in Italian that is much more fitting than the word “happy”, and it is happy, to be satisfied: one who is satisfied is a happy man.” – Tiziano Terzani

57. “Content always more with less and less.” – Marcello Marchesi

58. “I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” – Herbert Bayard Swope

59. “For a prairie to be born, a clover, a bee and a dream are enough. And if there are no bees and clover, even the dream may be enough.” – 

60. “He sold you. He came to me to negotiate for his life, so I offer her satisfaction.” – Mr. Saito

61. “Let’s dispel the myth that being satisfied is a bit like dying. Which very often is the inability to enjoy the little things that makes us unhappy.” – 

62. “To withdraw from a claim is as great a relief as to see it satisfied.” – William James

63. “Those who are not satisfied with what they have would not be satisfied even if they had what they want.” – Socrates

64. “The satisfaction is that people come to the stadium for the pleasure of seeing us play.” – Antonio Conte

65. “Accept what life offers you and make an effort to drink from the cups that are presented to you. All wines must be tasted: some, only a few sips; of others, the entire bottle.” – Paulo Coelho

66. “My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.” – Duke Ellington

67. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen

68. “What turns life into a blessing is not doing what we like, but making us like what we do.” – Goethe

69. “He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing.” – 

70. “A cigarette is the perfect prototype of perfect pleasure. It is exquisite and leaves you unsatisfied. What more could you want?” – Oscar Wilde

71. “Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.” – John Adams

72. “The fact that it doesn’t take much for me to be happy doesn’t mean I’m happy with crumbs. Otherwise I would be a hamster.” – Peanuts

73. “I have very simple tastes, I am always satisfied with the best.” – Oscar Wilde

74. “Foolish are those who do not know that half is often worth more than all.” – Hesiod

75. “The greatest satisfaction in life is being able to do what others claimed you would never be able to.” – Create Image and Share

76. “In all of our contacts it is probably the feeling of being really needed and wanted that gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

77. “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.” – Albert Einstein

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